Director - Corneliu Porumboiu
Script - Corneliu Porumboiu
Camera - Tudor Mircea
Cast - Vlad Ivanov, Catrinel Marlon, Rodica Lazar, Agustí Villaronga, Sabin Tambrea, István Teglas
Producers - Patricia Poienaru, Marcela Ursu
Production - 42 Km Film

Cristi, a Romanian policeman, arrives to Gomera, in the Canary Islands. He is welcomed by Gilda, the woman he is in love with. The next day he starts learning the whistling language of the locals. He has to learn this language in order to help Zsolt escape from prison in Romania. Zsolt is the only person who knows where the 42 million of euros is, money which belongs to Paco, a Mexican mobster. If he won't manage to find the money, Paco will kill them all.

„Porumboiu explores the intersections – and the political implications – of linguistics, memory, and espionage. The many characters’ distinct perspectives on the action are multiplied by chilling views from surveillance cameras, prompting deceptive displays – including romantic ones – in which tipped-off targets fool those who are watching. The tale winks at echoes of classic movies, as evoked in showdowns at a cinémathèque and an abandoned studio.”
Richard Brody, The New Yorker

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